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The reclamation of the 269 hectares of the Port City was officially completed yesterday, setting the stage for the next phase of seeking investment wi ..


IMF team to arrive in mid-Feb

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:42 Views - 285

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will send a team to Colombo in mid-February to resume discussions on the $ 1.5 billion Extended Fund Facility (E


Ailing rupee and price controls may lead to a shortage of milk powder

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:38 Views - 341

A cup of tea is every Sri Lankan’s morning mantra. This might not be the case much longer as Sri Lanka may face a shortage of milk powder as several


CB buys Rs. 90 b in T-bills

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:35 Views - 351

The Central Bank yesterday said it had bought Rs. 90 billion in Treasury Bills in January and would reverse part of the transition next month and even


SLASSCOM publishes IT/BPM Industry Annual Compensation and Benefits Study for 2018

Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:46 Views - 129

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) released the Compensation and Benefits Study for the IT and BPM industry for t


Writ of Quo Warranto against Mahinda: CA defers argument for 21 February

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:41 Views - 361

The Court of Appeal yesterday deferred for 21 February the Writ of Quo Warranto Petition against Mahinda Rajapaksa and 48 others. The Bench comprised


JKH’s Rs. 11 b share buyback offer ends

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:36 Views - 593

The Rs. 11 billion worth share buyback offer of John Keells Holdings (JKH) had ended with the move triggering acceptance of only 46% of the offer. JKH


Rupee edges lower; stocks slip

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:34 Views - 230

Reuters: Sri Lanka’s rupee closed slightly weaker on Wednesday in thin trade due to light dollar demand from banks and importers, while worries over


Value thesis more pronounced in Lankan equities; yet polarised risks make 2019 challenging

Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:05 Views - 231

Asia Securities Research expects the Sri Lankan stock market to offer pockets of opportunities for investors, in the year ahead, despite expectations




Sri Lanka inks five MOUs with Philippines

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:19 Views - 255

Further strengthening the bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Philippines, the two countries yesterday inked five Memorandum of Understanding (M


Thanthi joins Virakesari

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:16 Views - 222

Virakesari, the national Tamil language newspaper in Sri Lanka, has signed a collaborative agreement with “Thinathanthi”, having a daily circulati


As relief achieved, clients to withdraw Writ Petition

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:15 Views - 158

President’s Counsel K. Kanag-Iswaran informed the Supreme Court that he has advised his clients to withdraw the Writ petition of Quo Warranto to wit


CA directs to expedite Animal Welfare Bill

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:15 Views - 135

By S.S. Selvanayagam  The Court of Appeal yesterday directed the Respondents, including the Minister of Livestock & Animal Welfare, to expeditiously


Consul General in Guangzhou Chief Guest at China -SL Joint Centre of Education and Research event

Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00 Views - 80

Sri Lanka’s Consul General in Guangzhou Priyangika Dharmasena, participated as Chief Guest on 9 January 2019, at the welcoming ceremony organised by


Consul General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai pays a courtesy call on Governor of Goa

Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00 Views - 135

Consul General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai Chamari Rodrigo paid a courtesy call on the Governor of Goa Smt. Mridula Sinha at the Raj Bhavan, the latter’s


New Northern Governor to up female representation in public sector

Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00 Views - 116

Newly appointed Northern Province Governor Dr. Suran Raghawan yesterday said he expects to increase the female representation at all state institution


Ambassador Jayatilleka meets Lebanese counterpart Chawki Bou Nassar

Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00 Views - 56

On 15 January 2019 Ambassador Jayatilleka paid a courtesy call to the Ambassador of Lebanon to the Russian Federation, Chawki Bou Nassar. The Heads o


CMC, WPC vow to eradicate drug menace in Colombo city

Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00 Views - 212

The Western Provincial Council (WPC) and Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) will work together to chalk out a program to eradicate drugs and garbage prob


Dispute on awarding tender; SC defers Petition for 5 February

Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00 Views - 133

The Supreme Court deferred for 5 February the supporting for granting leave to proceed with the Fundamental Rights petition filed by a proprietor of J



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Politicians and cricketers: Expected role, selection and performance evaluation (Part 2)

Thursday, 17 January 2019
Before commenting on the selection process, it is better to understand the ground realities and the nature of the beasts. Sri Lanka has a good theoret

Open letter to M.A. Sumanthiran, MP

Thursday, 17 January 2019
Happy Pongal, Mr Sumanthiran! You and I are from two very different generations. In fact you belong to my uncle’s generation (sadly I don’t get al

Why Gota gave me a ‘Gotler’ feeling

Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Bourgeoisie venues It is no accident that presidential-candidate hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa holds his Viyathmaga meetings in bourgeoisie spots. Once,

A lie is also a truth

Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a determined contender for the presidency. His trenchant lecture to activists of the Viyathmaga forum demonstrated the man’s s

Morals and ethics take a nosedive in Sinhala-Buddhist Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 16 January 2019
As a Sri Lankan first, as a member of the predominant ethnic community, Sinhalese, as a follower of the Buddhist philosophy and as a grandmother, I ha

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